Mangum, Mullins named head coaches

Two coaching vacancies in the area have been filled.

Brad Mangum has been hired to coach the Fred T. Foard girls basketball team, while Denise Mullins takes over the St. Stephens’ volleyball program. Both hirings were officially approved Thursday.

Mangum, a 2001 graduate of South Caldwell High School, is a teacher assistant at Fred T. Foard.

He brings coaching experience from girls and boys basketball, including assisting the girls basketball program at South Caldwell from 2002-08 under coach Jeff Parham.

Mangum also spent time as the boys junior varsity coach from 2009-11. He currently resides in Hickory with his wife Brooke.

He succeeds Wendy Price as head coach, who stepped down at the end of
last season. The Lady Tigers finished with a 14-11 record last season.
They were eliminated in the first round of the state 3A playoffs by Franklin.

Mangum is the second new basketball coach named at the school in two weeks. Robert Bliss was tabbed the new boys basketball coach on Monday.
Mullins named Indians’ volleyball coach

Mullins works at St. Stephens High School as an information highway facilitator.

She also helps advise the Juniorettes club, which works with freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors to perform volunteer service projects throughout their community.

She takes over the program from Megan Street, who resigned last week due to scheduling conflicts with her work.

Street replaced Lauren McLelland, who stepped down due to moving out of the area.

McLelland guided the Lady Indians to a 17-9 record last season and a playoff appearance. The Indians were eliminated by West Henderson in the third round of state 3A playoffs.

Mullins will have a quick turnaround to start the season. The Lady Indians open their season Monday on the road against South Iredell.